identity & rights, Open Minds
within a Free Network. Peer-2-Peer Access to Free & Open Source Information.
a place, a real physical space or
an more ephermal information space/forum, that is not privately
owned. An organizational form that can serve communities of constructive
collaboration operating through the medium of Cyberspace.
Where you are free to take your car apart and add improvements, to
create your own versions of art and literature, to look at the source
code of software and create your own modifications, in effect, to
explore and expand upon the world as given, without paying tribute.
FREE & OPEN SOURCE [Article]
Cathedral and the Bazzar] [Free
as in Freedom] All software is built
with source code. Free software is a matter
of the users' freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and
improve the software. Open source means
the code is open and you can see it, change it, learn from it. Bugs
are more quickly found and fixed. And when customers don't like how
one vendor is serving them, they can choose another without overhauling
their infrastructure. That means: No more arbitrary pricing. No more
technology lock-in. No more monopolies. [Computing
Research Repository] [see also "Gift
OPEN ACCESS ARCHIVES [Article]
shares] Influential scientists are urging
journal publishers to free their published works so they can be accessed
in comprehensive digital archives. That would create the opportunity
for new services that dynamically interconnect material in the archives.
To achieve this, two issues endemic to scholarly journal publishing
need to be tackled: decoupling journal content from publishing process;
defragmentation of the control of access to works at the article level.
In order for the network to
remain open to all it's important to build agreements which allow
traffic to pass freely over the network. Nodes in the network must
pass all traffic regardless of origin, destination or content. It
will be important to allow node owners to deal with abusive activity
but whenever possible routing agreements should be as open as possible.
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POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY & APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY
A class of applications that takes advantage of resources -- storage,
cycles, content, human presence -- available at the edges of the
RIGHTS AND PRIVACY Focus
on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First
Amendment, and constitutional value